Rehberg sticks up for Hardin jail
May 13, 2009
MATT GOURAS Associated Press Writer HELENA
U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg is sticking up for the brand new and vacant Hardin jail, while taking issue with a state plan to possibly build its own new prison. Rehberg sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Brian Schweitzer critical of a coming recommendation from a Corrections Department advisory committee. That long-term plan says a new 900-bed prison in Billings may be needed 10 or more years down the road to deal with projected inmate population growth. "It's a little hard to understand why the state is considering building new prisons while a brand new fac...